The Aussie kitchen. The space where families come together to cook, create and converse about the day that was. It’s where hanger is ended and moods lifted through the tastes of something truly special. It’s where we forget about our troubles for a moment as we cut, dice, stir and serve, bringing loved ones together and testing our culinary capabilities like a home masterchef.
But to deliver the good gastronomical times you need the perfect space. There are five key elements of the perfect kitchen, and these elements should never be overlooked for superfluous elements or accessories.
Be sure to include these five essentials in your next grand design:
- The perfect benchtop
The perfect benchtop is the centerpoint of a space where you can create culinary magic. And, when it comes to the perfect style, the caesar stone bench is the absolute pinnacle of stone engineering! With its incredible crack, scratch and stain-resistant properties, and its stunningly beautiful aesthetic, it’s easy to see why caesar benches have become the benchmark for modern Australian homes.
This material’s incredible durability ensures that you can rely on it for many years to come, and you won’t have to worry about damaging it when cooking with the little ones helping out (as we know how messy they can be!). What’s more, they are awesomely low maintenance, ensuring you only have to give them a quick wipe down after every cooking sesh.
- A quality stove top
Because cooking with a circa-1985 stove top isn’t for anyone. In fact, cooking with old appliances makes the whole experience rather unpleasant, especially if you can’t get any hold on temperature control. What’s more, old stove tops are unpredictable and turn off without any warning, making them a real drag for cooking.
Modern stove tops are designed with the highest efficiency in mind. Not only are they fully capable and effective, they can even come with awesome features like quick-boil technology that ensures you don’t have to wait around all night when you’re trying to make a quick meal for the family.
- The holy gastronomical triangle
The kitchen must be all about convenience. After all, nothing is more frustrating than when you’re trying to produce a sumptuous Sunday roast and you find yourself ducking in and out of the garage to grab ingredients for the “other” fridge.
No, your grand design needs the holy triangle, this being three direct points between the fridge, sink and stove. This makes cooking so much easier, and is routinely employed in modern designs. Trust us, when you’re whizzing around in a space that feels comfortable and easy for cooking, you’ll be thrilled you employed this valued layout.
- Quality pans, pots & utensils
Have you been using that gnarly blunt knife for one too many years? Or, are your pots stuck with a thick layer of grimy food residue that just can’t be good for the flavour of any meals to come? Any proper kitchen needs top quality pans, pots and utensils, as poor quality in any of these categories can ruin what could otherwise be an awesome cooking experience.
- An open feel
At the end of the day, this is a space in which you want to be able to move freely. The open plan is one that is essential to making you feel comfortable in this space, and comfort is key to delicious and safe cooking. So, be sure to include a design that lets you move freely through the room – it will make it the dream culinary zone!